Salsa Verde (Herb Sauce with Breadcrumbs)

  • Serves

    makes About 2 Cups


Italy's other ubiquitous green sauce is flavored with parsley and thickened with bread crumbs. Seasoned with vinegar and anchovies, it's bold enough to stand up to grilled meats. This recipe first appeared in our August/September issue along with Laura Schenone's story Glorious Pesto


  • ⅓ cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup packed parsley, chopped
  • ½ cups olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp. pine nuts
  • 10 pitted green olives, chopped
  • 2 anchovy filets, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 hard-boiled egg yolk
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Stir together bread crumbs and vinegar in a bowl; set aside. Process parsley, oil, capers, nuts, olives, anchovies, garlic, and egg yolk in a food processor until smooth; stir into bread crumb mixture and season with salt and pepper.

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